Local News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gritton

    Bobby and Brenda Gritton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 5, at First Christian Church from 2 to 5 p.m.

    The couple were married Dec. 4, 1965, by the Rev. Louis Twyman at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Bobby is retired from Kentucky Utilities. Brenda is retired from Wild Turkey Distillery. They have two children, Lisa Snider and her husband, Joel, and Brent Gritton. They have two granddaughters, Brooke Snider and Gracie Snider.

    All family and friends are invited. The couple request no gifts.

  • Community calendar for Nov. 25

    Extension classes

    The following classes are at the Anderson County Extension Office. All classes are free. Call 502-839-7271 to register.

    Monday, Dec. 7

    Holiday Pies at 1:30 p.m.

    Learn how to make a perfect pie crust – from scratch, not out of a box or the freezer. All participants will make pie crust and work as teams to make apple pie, chess pie or lemon meringue pie. 

    Registration deadline is Dec. 3.  Minimum class size is 8; maximum is 12.


    Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • Thanksgiving recipes that will make you giggle

    Some third-graders at Saffell Street Elementary School were asked if they had any recipes they might like to share for your Thanksgiving meal. Here are some of tasty desserts and side dishes that might just make your menu this year.  The recipes are printed exactly as they were submitted.


    Ice Cream Pie


    Ice cream, any flavor

    Candy bar




  • Close to his Hometown

    J.D. Shelburne hails from across the county line, but he’s had a tie to Anderson County basketball before he was ever able to shoot a 3-pointer.

    “I was named J.D. after Jimmy Dan Conner, an Anderson County legend!” Shelburne says of Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1971.

    Shelburne, whose given name is John David, is one of the rising stars of country music and will be in town Saturday to help the Anderson County High School basketball teams tip off the basketball season with the 23rd annual Cat Madness celebration.

  • General Cable to expand

    A company that has been part of the Anderson County community for more than 40 years is expanding its operations.

    General Cable Industries Inc. is relocating assets to Lawrenceburg announced Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday.

    General Cable, a wire and cable manufacturer, expects to create more than 54 positions and invest more than $2.5 million into the project.

    “When a company decides to consolidate its services, it’s rewarding when they decide to locate those operations in Kentucky,” Beshear said in a statement.

  • Superintendent seeks assistance restoring Glensboro School

    From staff reports

    The old Glensboro School House was brought to the campus of Anderson County High School by a committed group of community members and was restored in the 1990s.

    Plans were to use the school as a place for students to come and experience the way students spent their day at a school where eight grades were taught in one or two rooms. It was also to be used to clubs and other groups for meetings and other activities, but the old school house is in need of repair.

  • License plate birdhouses help improve quality of life for state’s veterans

    Just because Veterans Day has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still honor and help a veteran.

    There are veterans in facilities that don’t have family to give them some of their most basic needs, such as clothing and personal items.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny attended the Veterans Day celebration at Thompson-Hood Veterans Home in Wilmore last week. He, along with some other county clerks, were there to thank the veterans in attendance and to present a check for $15,000 to the facility.

  • Dance Saturday to benefit Wall of Honor

    There will be a benefit dance for the Veterans’ Wall of Honor Saturday, Nov. 21.

    No veteran has ever paid to have his or her name placed on the wall, but the metal plates are purchased solely through donations.

    If you have an Anderson County veteran who is not on the wall, send the information to Veteran’s Wall of Honor, P.O. Box 672, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. You need to include the persons name, branch of service, rank, year entered and year out.

  • Art Emporium, Frame Clinic grand opening at new Main Street location set for Saturday

    From staff reports

    The Art Emporium and Frame Clinic, located at 131 S. Main St., will celebrate their grand openings this Saturday, according to a news release.

    Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to take part in the celebration that will include hors d’oeurves and live music throughout the day.

    The businesses will “showcase exceptional art, eclectic gifts, and custom framing,” according to the release.

  • 16 months later, Shelburne’s career is booming; singer says he will win Saturday’s 3-point shootout

    J.D. Shelburne’s country music career has taken some giant steps to stardom since he first sat down for an interview back in July, 2014.

    At the time, Shelburne was well-known on a regional basis, but nothing like it is 16 months later. He’s still climbing and is not yet a household name, but things are different. Not only has Shelburne’s latest video, “Hometown,” been widely acclaimed, he’s getting into new areas around the country. For example, he has been booked for a gig in San Diego in March.